Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Cove-San Antonio

Linda Mossman and I drove to San Antonio to “attend” a virtual wedding shower for her niece, Ally, who lives in San Antonio. Ally’s sister, Ashlee, flew in from Virginia to “attend”.

We all met at The Cove Restaurant (a DDD place) for lunch.  It is a very eclectic place….use to be a gas station and it still operates the attached laundromat and car wash.

Outdoor seating behind the restaurant
Note the car being washed as we approach the restaurant

The Cove serves organic food with a wide selection of burgers, including lamb and bison burgers, and they are known for their fish tacos.  They also serve many different types of sandwiches and salads.


You place your order at the counter and are given a number on a stand, so your food is delivered to you by servers. You get your own drink and find a seat.  How the servers find you amongst the hundred people there I have no idea, but they do.

There’s inside and outside seating.  We got there around 11:30 and there was already a line to get in…but it moved fast. 

Here’s Linda regular burger
The other three had bison burgers which they said were very good…looks the same doesn’t it?


I had the seafood taco sampler which was a grilled fish taco and a grilled shrimp taco both topped with cabbage with a spinach salad on the side…..very, very good.

Ashlee knew Linda was coming to lunch, but we surprised Ally and her fiancé, Paige.


 After lunch Paige had to go back to work, leaving the ladies to have our virtual wedding shower.  Ashlee had arranged for friends and family members to send her checks and gift cards so she and Ally could go together and get items from her registry.  This is a virtual wedding shower because Ashlee also put together a PowerPoint of the emails and videos from those friends and family members giving Ally wedding wishes in their own words.  It was wonderful and very touching.  

Ally opening the bag full of greeting cards
Here’s Ally listening and watching the PowerPoint with Linda and Ashlee watching her reaction.

We had a wonderful time in San Antonio and realized it is only a 40 minute drive north of Pleasanton.  Too bad we didn’t know that earlier or we would have been going to San Antonio more often.

Remember, you are loved.
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  1. There's a Trader Joe's in San Antonio....maybe there's another road trip in your future.

  2. Yes, I found that out and we will definitely be staying one night in San Antonio so I can go to Trader Joes. I LOVE Trader Joes.

  3. Wow! It's the first time I hear of a "virtual" shower! This is very modern and exciting, congrats to Ally!


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